Always Believe In Yourself

I am a firm believer in the fact that we, as human beings, tend to be too hard on ourselves. We question if we are making the right decision for our lives. When it comes down to brass tacks, we are the only one responsible for our actions and how our lives move forward. Sure, we all make mistakes, but it’s okay because that is how we learn in life. Most of us I think struggle with having faith and hope in ourselves, so it gives us anxiety, worry and even depression. We struggle with relationships, dreams, careers and most of all ourselves. There comes a time where we have to redirect our life and start to take things as they come and accept ourselves! I think once we learn to focus on the good in ourselves, in our lives – the hope, the dreams we once had slowly creeps back in. Once we do that, the bad decisions, the worries, the anxiety slowly take a back seat to the positive in our lives. There is where we will find our renewed hope in ourselves and what we can accomplish. My favorite way to start is to write some positive affirmations on post its and put them on the mirror where you have your morning routine. Look at those everyday and the positivity you’re looking for will start your day our right. Not saying you won’t have off days, but they will become fewer and fewer. I encourage you to share what helps you to believe in yourself and gives you the positivity in your life. Much love sisters <3

Give Your Wings Spirit <3

How many of us are going through a transition in our lives right now? I would venture to say a lot of us are. Some good, some bad and some things that just can’t be explained to others. I want to encourage you today to think back to those days when you had dreams for yourself when you were young. I would venture a lot of us have put them in the attic to simply live life. In other words, we have our careers, our families and adult responsibilities that keep us from thinking about ourselves. Now, I want to explain that it’s not selfish to think about what we wanted – still want for ourselves. It has taken me 47 years to realize that it’s not selfish to follow my dreams. I have a lot of dreams!!! LOL…but I am trying to do more to make them come true. I want to encourage you to NEVER give up on yourself.  Your dreams are valid… and it’s never too late to have new dreams!!!

Dream Chasing <3

Happy Friday loves!!! Hope this finds you at a good place today <3 With our first year and festival under our belt, it’s made me think a lot this last week. I have to say that I am living my dream….I have married the man God intended, I am helping others as He intended and using my gifts as He intended. I am truly living my dreams!!! I am a wife, a mentor and a performer….I could not ask for more. I am getting ready to start back up my classes to help move me forward in the non-profit world. What are your dreams sisters? Are you chasing them? Tell us!!! Can’t wait to hear!!! Much love 

Have You Sat With the Broken?

Good afternoon my beautiful sisters!! I’m sorry I have been MIA for the last week, but I have been dealing with a migraine that didn’t want to go away. So today, I feel somewhat human again. When you read this today, I want you to really think hard – have you done any of these things recently? Or are you one of them yourself and someone in your life has rescued you? I have been on both ends of this myself. It’s not an easy thing to do or go through. One of the reasons I am here is because I have been where many of you are, have been or still walking the journey. I have been blessed with the ability to do what I love and that’s be here for my sisters, to help counsel, to give you a shoulder to cry on and sometimes ever laugh at 🙂LOL…But there are days that you even bring me out of a funk at times. (And yes, I feel like that’s my job, but sometimes ya’ll do help me get through the day 99.9% of the time.) I am thankful that Cristal found me a year ago and saved me…gave me purpose. And that’s helping all you women in your journeys. I do want to challenge you today to be that person who helps another, makes them smile, show kindness to a stranger….help your fellow sisters out. Our Butterfly Fest is a week and half away, so if you haven’t thought about how you can help, maybe today is that day? How can you change someone’s life? How can you change yours? As always, Much love 

Lift yourself up!!!

Happy Monday my beauties!!! I hope you had a restful weekend….now it’s back to the grind. Let me ask you something….are you comfortable in your own skin? Do you love you as much as chocolate cake? Do you feel like you’re always in competition with other women? These are pretty simple questions, but they are hard to answer at times, depending on the day. Hard to believe, but there are women out there who like to torture other women and make them feel less than a woman. They do it professionally, personally and even spiritually. It’s a sad thing, but it happens all the time. I challenge you today to lift the women up in your life instead of finding fault with them. I know it maybe hard to do with the negative nellies, but just try!! That positivity helps you to see yourself in a better light, believe it or not. It helps you to have more confidence and love for YOU….and that’s where we start to change our world ~ within ourselves. I challenge you to look within you and find your worth. Once you find yours, you’ll be able to see others more clearly. I hope you have a day full of love, hope and laughter. Much Love 

 

I feel like I’m drowning…..

Happy Wednesday my lovelies!! This week has been a long week already…or is it just me? I saw this picture this morning and it reminded me of myself on some days. I feel like I am drowning and can’t get to the surface for air. That’s what having PTSD, anxiety and Major Depressive Disorder does…not to mention my body hurting all the time, the migraines…I hate it….Thinking back, it has been this way for over 30 years, it has just progressed. I take my meds like I’m suppose to, I try to rest and try to keep a positive attitude ~ but some days I just can’t do life. Part of me wants to stay locked up in my house and to be a recluse and the other part of me says I have too much to do and get over it. I wish it was that easy! I have come to the conclusion that when my well starts running dry like this, I need to do things to fill my well back up. I write, paint, crochet and my passion, sing. I try to take each day as it comes and I practice self care when I am up for it. Some days are harder than others. The important thing to remember is that you can overcome it and it will pass. When you’re going through it, it maybe hard to see, but keep going girlie. We’re here for you when you need us…you always have a support system. If you need to hole up in your blanket fort and color, then do it!!! The laundry will be there tomorrow….promise….As always, much love 

Your life is a book….What chapter are you on?

Good morning my muses!! Happy Tuesday!!! A thought went through my head last night. I grew up reading books to escape what I dealt with in our house. It was my escape. But as I have gotten older, you realize you can’t escape this thing called life ~ it likes to get right in your face doesn’t it? You may not be able to escape it but you can compare it to a book if you think about it. You have new chapters in life, sometimes the characters stay the same, sometimes there are new ones that come in; your life should have little adventures, it should have wonderful times that make good memories to reflect on. Of course, sometime life will have romance, sometimes it’ll be a mystery, sometimes it’ll be a drama and then unfortunately it can be a tragedy. But in all honesty, it’s the goodness and positive attributes of life that keep us going. So, as you think about your novel this morning while you’re having your morning coffee, make a mental list of the good things in your life and push the bad to the back. Let the positivity flow!!! I hope sisters that today you are opening a new chapter and enjoying your life! And as always, much love 

 

Murphy’s Law Monday 02/27/2017

Happy Monday my beauties!! Do you ever have one of those days where nothing is going right? Well, I am having one of those days myself. I think we all have those days where you are trying so hard to make things work and Murphy’s Law is apparently in affect. I seriously hate those days ~ but there is always tomorrow and will be a better day. At least that’s what I tell myself and try to send out good positive vibes, even on my less than better days. Life isn’t always going to be easy, but we can weather the storms. I think the best way to do that is to first off to learn to love yourself…it helps to keep your positivity going. 2nd ~ learn that only you are in charge of your happiness! And 3rd ~ Surround yourself with loving, supportive people ~ get rid of the negativity. Do the things in life that makes your soul happy. Mine is being by the water. So sisters, tell me ~ what makes your world right again? Let me know!! As always, much love 

You are worthy…..

Good morning my sisters!! Happy Monday!! I hope you all had a peaceful weekend. It seems like lately there has been a lot of strife for a lot of us and we all deserve some peace and tranquility. As hard as it is, you have to remember that it’s not a bad life, just a bad day. We tend to not think ourselves as “good enough” or “Why me…what did I do so wrong?” Here’s where we need to stop and quit asking those questions. We need to learn to love ourselves, treat ourselves with kindness and put aside some time for just ourselves. It’s not easy, but we can do it! Whether it’s spoiling yourself with a nice meal, a good book, some soothing music or a hot bubble bath or all the above, do whatever makes your soul happy. Remember no one else can make us happy, that’s our job in life. Find those little things that make you again. Take the time to relax and enjoy life ~ find that happiness you have been searching for. I hope you have a wonderful day!!! And as always, much love my sisters 

Your Brokeness is Beautiful!!!

Good morning loves!! I wanted to touch on something that is a topic of discussion this morning ~ healing from our deep wounds to become who we’re meant to be. A lot of us tend to bury our hurt, our pain…and that leaves deep scars that never go away. They manifest as depression, anxiety, physical illness…it affects our spirits. We feel broken and in pieces because of it. It leaves us in ashes…dust in the wind. When we finally face those issues, face those things that have haunted us for years, it takes that all away. Scraping those scabs off of those old wounds and letting the ugliness out, helps us to heal and move forward. If we learn to accept what as happened to us, we can finally move forward. Only we have control over our happiness and once we realize this small piece of advice is the best thing that has ever happened to us, our life will change for the better. Take your broken pieces and let your light shine through them!!! Your light, your story may save another. So never be afraid to share it, never be afraid to face it….be that Phoenix coming up out of the ashes….show your damage in all it’s beauty!!! Much love